Classes for Children and Teens

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6 Saturdays, October 14—November 18 10:00am or 1:00pm

Museum Art Classes 

These studios for students ages 3 to 17, combine a visit to our CMA galleries and art making in the classroom. Your child can learn about the treasures of The Cleveland Museum of Art while discovering his or her own creativity. Most classes will create a different project each week in various media. 

Art for Parent and Child (age 3) Mornings only. Four hands are better than two! Parents and children learn together while creating all kinds of art inspired by gallery visits. Limit 12 pairs.

Mini-Masters: Line (ages 4-5) Discovery and imagination are encouraged as children hunt through our galleries to find lines. Back in the studio, they’ll use all kinds of materials to make art with lines.

Imagine That! (ages 5-6) Griffins, unicorns and other creatures are hiding in the museum! Using fantasy, reality and images from our galleries, children activate their imaginations and work with paper, paint, clay and fabric. 

Art Adventures (ages 6-8) Students will draw inspiration from around the world: Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas, and then interpret and create images and designs of their own.

Super Size It!  (ages 8-10) Design and construct sculptures, mixed media pieces, and paintings on a huge scale! (Objects must fit through the door.)

Start with the Basics (ages 10-12) Learn the basic fundamentals of art by experimenting with line, shape color and pattern to create amazing drawings, paintings and images. 

Teen Drawing Workshop (ages 13-17) Afternoons only. Teens use perspective, contour, and shading to create expressive drawings and linear experiments. The class learns from observation in the galleries as well as drawing exercises in the classroom. 

Special December Mini-Session for Kids

Fashion It With Fabric (Ages 8-14) 3 Saturdays, December 2-16. 10:00-11:30. Instructor: Jeanna Forhan. $50, CMA members $45. Create artworks with fabric, thread, paper and yarn by stitching, weaving, cutting, gluing, and sewing. No previous sewing experience necessary. Let your imagination take off! All supplies included. 

Read and Create (Ages 9-14) 3 Saturdays , December 2-16, 1:00-2:30. Instructor: Jeanna Forhan. $50, CMA members $45. Paint, draw, and create what you read! Bring your favorite book to session one and use your imagination to bring your book to life through art. All supplies included. 


Most classes $90, CMA family members $75. Art for Parent and Child $100/$90. Member registration begins September 1. General registration begins on September 16. REGISTER THROUGH THE TICKET CENTER: 216-421-7350.


6 Saturdays, January 20 - February 24, 2016. 10:00- 11:30 or 1:00- 2:30.

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